Some Schmucks Find Red Sox Division Banner on Street. Demand Ransom for its Return.

So apparently the 2018 AL East Division Banner the Red Sox are going to hang outside Fenway if/when they wrap up the division fell off the truck that was supposed to deliver it to the team. Just so happens that a couple of morons were also on McGrath Highway on Monday morning and noticed something strange in the street.Malden resident Louis Iacuzzi and a couple of his friends saw something large in the street and decided to swerve over a couple lanes and pick it up:

Iacuzzi said Wednesday by phone that he and his buddies spotted an object wrapped up on McGrath Highway in Somerville Monday morning. So he pulled over and crossed multiple lanes of busy traffic to retrieve it. Inside was a massive banner that read “ ‘2018 American League East Champions’; it’s the banner,” Iacuzzi said.

Now you think this is where the story will say “The Red Sox have reached out to Iacuzzi and the 44-year old Malden resident plans on handing over the banner at a time convenient for both.” Or something along the lines of when the team will get the banner back. Not so fast:

“We want to return it, we’re trying to do the right thing, but I’m not just going to hand it to them, know what I mean?” Iacuzzi said.

Asked if he wanted cash from the Red Sox, he said, “Yes, financial [compensation], maybe some tickets, we want something. We don’t know what we want. We want to return it, 100 percent, but we would like to get something.”

Iacuzzi didn’t have a specific asking price in mind as of Wednesday morning.

“We want to find out what the thing’s worth,” he said. “We don’t know.”

What a loser. Just give the banner back to the team. What could you possibly do with this? The pictures of this guy in the article are brutal too. Between holding up his number 1 in the first pic to cranking a butt in the other, this guy looks like a real winner. If you want to do the right thing, just give it back to the team. I hope they tell this guy to screw. A quick internet search shows that making these types of banners is not that expensive. Unlike Louie, I am sure the Sox have a couple extra hundred bucks laying around to cover the lost item. Please, Red Sox, do not give this man a thing.

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